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Raider senior Jenny Strom strikes a pose on the balance beam at the Hudson Raider Gymnastics Invitational Saturday. Strom placed fifth in the event with a score of 8.35.

Gymnasts soar at own invite

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The Raider gymnastics' team overcame illness and injury to post its second highest score of the season and take first place at the seven-team Hudson Invitational Saturday at Willow River Elementary School.


Without Paige Kazak due to illness, and with Sarah Monette limited to just two events with a sprained wrist, the rest of the Raiders stepped up and posted a team score of 133.65 -- its second highest score of the season -- to win the team title.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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